Computing & Technology Services Help Desk

CTS
2nd Floor Student Union
Email: help@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.4357
Cell Phone: 1.888.355.8226
Fax: 412.396.1125

CTS Main Office
Phone: 412.396.6200
Located in Concourse Level of Rockwell Hall

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    Comparing the features of the Outlook client and Outlook Web Access (OWA)

    Please note that you may not need to ever use the Outlook client on your computer.  You may find the web features of OWA completely satisfying.    In order to provide you with some guidance in your selection, below is a guide to the comparison of the Outlook client and the Outlook Web Access functionality.

     

    Feature
    Feature Description
    Outlook 2010 Client
    OWA 2010 SP1
    Outlook 2011 Client
    AD Rights Management Services
    Protects messages from unauthorised access.
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Address Book Defaults
    Allows a default address list (such as Contacts, GAL) to be chosen
    Yes
    Yes (Limited)
    No
    Autodiscover Compatibility
    Automatic setup of Exchange account
    Yes
    N/A
    Yes
    Auto Archive
    Automatically moves older items to a local PST
    Yes
    N/A
    No
    Calendar Preview in Meeting Requests
    Meeting requests show a preview of adjacent or conflicting appointments
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Conversation Actions
    Ignore and Clean Up/Delete buttons
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Conversation View
    Improved Conversation Threading
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Cross Forest Mailbox Move Support
    Auto reconfigure using auto discover
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    CSV Contacts Import/Export
    Import/ Export CSV files in a standard format
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Distribution Group Management
    Management of memberships of Exchange Distribution Groups
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Distribution Group Expansion
    Expand DGs before sending to see all members
    Yes
    No
    No
    Enhanced Out of Office
    Set external/internal message and from/to date range
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Export PST
    Allow PST files to be created and data exported
    Yes
    No
    No
    Federated Sharing Compatibility
    Integration to allow access to remote calendar, share local calendar
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Group Schedule View
    Combine Multiple Calendars in One View
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Import PST
    Allow PST files to be imported to the mailbox
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Instant Search
    Fast searching using pre-built search index
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes (Using Spotlight)
    Integrated E-Mail Archive
    Online Archive Access
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Internet Calendar Sharing/Subscription
    iCal Calendar Sharing/Server Side Subscription
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    MailTips
    Server side mail tips for OOF, Large DG, permissions to send or comments
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Multiple Exchange Accounts
    Multiple accounts with different servers or domains
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Offline Address Book
    OAB access and download
    Yes
    N/A
    Yes
    Office Communicator Integration
    Start converations video, call IM
    Yes
    Yes (IM)
    Yes
    Outlook Contact Card Photo and Voice Description
    GAL Photos and UM Name along with availability
    Yes
    No
    No
    Outlook Social Connector
    Plugins for Facebook, LinkedIn
    Yes
    No
    No
    Quick Actions
    Macros to perform multiple or common actions at once
    Yes
    No
    No
    Quick View
    Allows viewing of compatible attachments without leaving Outlook
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes (OS 10.6 required)
    Resend Message
    Resend button allows you to resend an email
    Yes
    No
    Yes (with SP1)
    Retention and Archive Policy Management
    Set and view retention policy for folders
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Ribbon Interface
    Office Fluent User Interface
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Right-Hand Preview Pane
    Message preview shown to the right of messages
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Roaming Autocomplete List
    Stored Nicknames on the server
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    RSS Aggregator
    Subscribe to RSS Feeds from Outlook
    Yes
    No
    No
    Scheduling Assistance / Availability Service Integration
    Real time calendar view for meeting and room bookings
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Server-side Junk E-mail List
    Modification of server side junk email allow/block list
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Server-side rules
    Modification of server side inbox rules
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes (with SP1)
    Text Messaging through ActiveSync
    Access and Send Text Messages via compatible WinMo 6.5 Device
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Unified Inbox
    Combined view of Inbox across multiple email accounts.
    No
    N/A
    Yes
    Voicemail Play On Phone
    UM play voicemail on phone
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Voting Buttons
    Allows approval of moderated messages or voting on user generated emails.
    Yes
    No
    No

     

    You can visit http://help.outlook.com/ for more detailed help and information about Outlook Live, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2011, and Outlook OWA.